Words Count - Chapter 10
Exercise 2

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Directions: Each of the sentences below contains a blank to be filled in with some form of a word from Chapter 10. Below each sentence, there are three choices for filling in the blank. Click the choice you think is the correct one and read the sentence with the blank filled in. If you are not satisfied, select another choice; you may do this as often as you wish.

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Get-rich-quick schemes are often to extract money from people who are too trusting or too greedy.


She did not like being mobbed by fans and travelled whenever possible.


I'm just amazed at the different people use to get at my money through the Internet.


Gang members used an isolated house as their , where they would hide between robberies and plan their next move.


The con man used a lot of medical terms in order to pass himself off as a learned specialist in tropical diseases.


Whenever she had to finish a book, she moved to her cabin, where nobody could disturb her.


During Prohibition, liquor had to be made, sold, and consumed .


When my partner's was discovered, I was heart-broken because I had considered him a friend.


I knew what I was getting for my birthday, but I surprise to please my husband.


Greta Garbo, one of the most famous movie stars of the 1920s and '30s, lived as a in her later years.

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